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STATUS ORANGE - WIND WARNING FOR MEATH - Valid on Wednesday 19 September from 5a.m. to 1p.m.

Date Released: 18 September 2018

STATUS ORANGE - WIND WARNING FOR MEATH

Storm Ali will track close to the west and northwest coast from the early hours of Wednesday morning until late afternoon. South to southwest winds veering westerly will increase to mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time in some areas.

Winds strongest along Atlantic Coasts at first and later in the morning extending further east.

Valid from Wednesday 19 September 2018 05:00 to Wednesday 19 September 2018 13:00

 

For more weather updates, visit Met Éireann's website: www.met.ie

 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Wednesday as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for strong winds for Ireland as Storm Ali approaches.  The RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

Advice for road users

  • Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road
  • Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
  • Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Drive with dipped headlights at all times

 

Advice to Pedestrians, Cyclists and motorcyclists

  • Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
  • Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

 

For advice on using the road in severe weather, visit RSA websiteFacebook and Twitter pages.

See videos created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion with advice for driving in strong winds and driving on wet roads.

 

  

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